Special terms and conditions of sale for subscription to “INFOS CTIFL”



  • The CTIFL refers to the “Centre Technique Interprofessionnel des Fruits et Légumes”, Industrial technical centre governed by articles L521-1 et seq. of the French Research Code, VAT number: FR 19775675796, whose registered office is located at 97 boulevard Pereire, 75017 PARIS France, publisher and seller of the review "INFOS CTIFL".
  • The Customer refers to a natural or legal person linked to the CTIFL by a subscription contract to the review "INFOS CTIFL", whether for a fee or free of charge.
  • General Terms refers to the general terms and conditions of sale applicable to any distance selling of products and/or services by the CTIFL to a third party, consumer or professional. These general sales conditions are published on the website www.ctifl.fr.
  • Special Conditions refers to the present special conditions of sale applicable to any subscription to the review "INFOS CTIFL".
  • Consumer refers to any natural person who acts for purposes that do not fall within the scope of his/her commercial, industrial, craft, liberal or agricultural activity.



The present Special Conditions complete the General Conditions which govern the products and/or services offered by the CTIFL. These Special Conditions constitute, in combination with the General Conditions, the Contract binding the CTIFL to the Customer. Thus, the subscription to the review "INFOS CTIFL" implies the acceptance without restriction or reserve of these sales conditions.

In the event of a contradiction between the provisions of the General Conditions and those of the Special Conditions, the latter shall prevail.



The present Special Conditions apply to any subscription by the Customer to the review "INFOS CTIFL" published by the CTIFL.

This subscription includes the sending of a minimum of 10 issues per year in paper version and free access to the archives of the last twelve months in digital version, in addition to the digital archives accessible to all.



The Customer can subscribe on the CTIFL website after having duly completed the online subscription form.



The price of the annual subscription is:

  • 94€ including tax for a shipment in Metropolitan France
  • 141€ including tax for a shipment abroad or in a French overseas department, region or community.

The CTIFL may revise the prices of current subscription contracts under the following conditions:

  • The price is guaranteed for the entire current commitment period, i.e., the 12 months following the initial subscription or the renewal of the subscription.
  • In case of renewal of the subscription, the price may be subject to an increase corresponding to the new tariffs published by the CTIFL for the calendar year concerned. In this case, the CTIFL shall notify the Customer of the price increase at least one month before the planned renewal date. Upon receipt of this notification, the Customer may freely terminate his/her subscription. If he/she fails to terminate within the given period, the tariff change shall be deemed to have been accepted and shall apply to the continuation of the Contract.



6.1. Payment means

Payment of the subscription can be made:

By credit card on the CTIFL website

Online payment by one of the accepted credit cards is done through the Mercanet 2 solution. The card is debited immediately.

In the case of a payment by direct debits, it is up to the Customer whose card validity period has expired to either:

  • update his/her new contact details by logging into his/her user account on the CTIFL Website.
  • failing that, communicate new valid bank details to [email protected].

If the bank details are not updated, the subscription will be terminated.

By SEPA direct debit

When taking out a subscription, the Customer may sign a SEPA direct debit mandate via the secure online solution.

The Customer undertakes to provide accurate and complete banking information when taking out a subscription by direct debit and signing a mandate.

In the case of changes to this information, it is up to the Customer to either:

  • update them by logging into his/her user account on the CTIFL website
  • failing that, communicate these changes to [email protected].

Any revocation of the SEPA direct debit mandate or failure to update the banking information will result in the termination of the Subscription Contract.

The first SEPA direct debit, notified in the Order confirmation, will be made as soon as the subscription is set up.

By bank cheque

Customers who wish to do so may pay by cheque in euros payable to the CTIFL and cleared by a French bank.

In case of payment in foreign currencies, all bank charges are to be paid by the customer and may be claimed from him/her should the CTIFL be charged for them by the bank.

The cheque must be sent by post to CTIFL, 97 boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris, with the order number generated at the time of the online subscription written on the back.

The cheque will be cashed upon receipt by the CTIFL. The subscription will start the month following the cashing of the cheque by the CTIFL.

6.2. Penalties for non-payment

The Customer acknowledges that he/she must pay the full price of a subscription. In the event of a payment incident, the execution of the subscription contract may be suspended from the month following a reminder from the CTIFL that has remained unsuccessful.

In the case of repeated non-payment by a Customer, whatever the payment method chosen, and after unsuccessful reminders from the CTIFL, the CTIFL reserves the right to terminate the Contract, or even to oppose any subsequent subscription.

6.3. Invoicing terms

 The Customer receives by email the summary of his/her order and the associated invoice. The history of his/her purchases is available on his/her user account.



Shipping costs are included in the price of the subscription. The Customer may choose, at the time of the subscription, between a delivery address in France or abroad.

The printed reviews will be sent to the address given by the Customer when placing his/her order. It is the Customer's responsibility to provide clear, accurate and complete information so that the order can be delivered correctly.

The Customer undertakes to inform the CTIFL of any change of address or other information required for the delivery of the reviews by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

Depending on the geographical area of the delivery address, the reviews will be delivered either by La Poste or by any other delivery service provider. In the event of a one-off or repeated incident related to the delivery, the Customer is required to inform the CTIFL as soon as possible, by sending an e-mail to [email protected], so that the reasons for the incident can be investigated and corrected by the service provider concerned.



The subscription is for a period of twelve (12) months. It comes into effect the month following the date of the order, in the case of payment by credit card or SEPA direct debit, or the month following receipt of payment in the case of payment by cheque.

8.1. Cancellation at the Customer's initiative

The subscription cannot be cancelled before the end of the term.

At the end of the initial period, the subscription contract is automatically and tacitly renewed for a period of twelve (12) months, at the rate in force for the year of renewal as communicated by the CTIFL, unless notice of termination is sent by registered letter with 30 days' notice before the end of the current subscription period to the following address:

Centre CTIFL de Lanxade


28 route des Nébouts

24130 Prigonrieux


In case of payment by cheque, the subscription contract cannot be renewed and will automatically terminate at the end of the initial period. The Customer who would like to extend his/her subscription will have to take out a new subscription via the CTIFL website.

8.2. Termination at the CTIFL’s initiative

The CTIFL reserves the right to terminate the contract of a Customer, without delay or notice, in case of non-compliance by the Customer with any of the clauses of these general terms and conditions, in particular in case of non-payment on the due date.

In this case, the CTIFL will inform the Customer and will retain all sums already paid by the User without any right for him/her to claim reimbursement, without prejudice to any further claims for damages.



In accordance with Articles L. 221-18 et seq. of the French Consumer Code, the Customer, who may be qualified as a “consumer” within the meaning of the texts in force, has a right of withdrawal enabling him/her to request reimbursement for an Order placed online. This right may be exercised within fourteen (14) days of receiving the first issue of the review.

To exercise this right of withdrawal, the Customer must send an e-mail to [email protected]. Once the Customer has communicated his/her decision to exercise his/her right of withdrawal, he/she will have an additional period of fourteen (14) days to return the product concerned by the withdrawal. Direct shipping costs to return the product shall be borne by the Customer.

In the event of withdrawal, the Customer will be reimbursed the full price of the subscription. Cancellation of the order will result in the cancellation of the paper subscription and the loss of the right to access the digital version of the review.



The reviews in paper or digital form are for the sole personal use of the Customer and shall not be resale. Therefore, the clauses of article 10.1 of the General Terms and Conditions are fully applicable.

Your personal information and data are necessary for us to manage your subscription. Therefore, the clauses of article 12 of the General Terms and Conditions are fully applicable.



The CTIFL is responsible for the proper performance of its obligations under the General Terms and Conditions and the Special Terms and Conditions.

It shall not be held responsible for the non-performance or poor performance of its obligations when such non-performance or poor performance is attributable either to the Customer or to a case of Force Majeure or one of the cases of limitation of liability provided for in articles 14 and 15 of the General Conditions.

The Customer is solely responsible for the consultation, selection, use and interpretation of the documentation provided by the CTIFL, as well as for the actions and advice he/she deduces from it in the context of his/her professional practice.

Consequently, the CTIFL cannot be held liable to the Customer or to third parties for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the information, in particular following inaccurate or incomplete information, or a delay or absence of printed or online publication of information.

Under no circumstances can the CTIFL be held responsible for any damage of any kind, in particular operating loss, loss of data, loss of opportunity or any other financial loss resulting from the use or the impossibility to use the products and services mentioned herein.

The CTIFL's liability is limited, for all damages, to an amount equivalent to the annual sum paid by the Customer under the Contract, at the date of occurrence of the damage.



These Special Terms and Conditions may be modified at any time by the CTIFL, in particular to comply with any editorial, commercial, technical, legal or regulatory changes.

The new Special Terms and Conditions will be enforceable against the Customer as soon as they are posted on the CTIFL website and will be applied to new subscriptions or subscription renewals as of this date.

The possible tolerance of a contractual breach does not mean that the CTIFL waives its right to invoke it. The nullity of a clause of the Contract has no effect on its other clauses.